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The Children's Writers & Illustrators of BC

Discover sparkling stories and illuminating art in brilliant books by BC authors and illustrators.

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Creativity in the Classroom

BC writers and illustrators connect literary and artistic communities and partner with educators to inspire kids and teens!

CWILL BC– the Children's Writers & Illustrators of BC

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We bring books to life!

"I love having illustrators visit our school and our students are absolutely mesmerized by them. Illustrations are what bring a book alive... Every year I try and have at least one illustrator visit our school... It has always been a very memorable visit."

- Julie Desmarais
Blueridge Elementary (North Vancouver)
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If you're a published author or illustrator, consider joining CWILL BC. You'll meet creative, like-minded individuals and become part of an organization that actively promotes itself—and the cause of literacy—across a variety of media and through special events.

Enjoy friendship, inspiration, and support of colleagues in the field of children's writing and illustrating
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Latest News

2/18/2017 9:43:26 AM
Join Susin Nielsen, winner of the prestigious Governor-General’s award, for the launch of her new book, Optimists Die First. Here are all the event details: Thursday, March 2, 7 pm Kidsbooks 2557 West Broadway, Vancouver For more information, contact the … Continue reading
2/16/2017 4:21:32 PM
In March, Danielle S. Marcotte will team up with Nancy Hundal to launch the French versions of their new books. The event will be in French, at the Le Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver, free and open to everyone. Cake … Continue reading
2/10/2017 10:41:24 AM
Vi Hughes, Kathie Shoemaker, Kelly Zirnhelt, and Lenka Misikova invite you to: COMEDY NIGHT for Reading Lights Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 6 – 9 pm The Studio | 919 Granville street, Vancouver Please join us for a fun night … Continue reading
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